Fright Night Part 2

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  • R
  • 1989
  • 1 hr 43 min
  • 5.9  (13,949)

Fright Night Part 2 is a 1988 horror comedy film that follows the character of Charley Brewster (played by William Ragsdale) as he faces off against an army of the undead. The movie is a sequel to the 1985 film Fright Night and takes place three years after the events of the original. The film opens with Charley now in college and seemingly having moved on from the trauma of the first film. However, his psychiatrist, Dr. Harrison (played by Ernie Sabella), is skeptical of Charley's claims of vampires and suggests that they were merely hallucinations brought on by stress.

Meanwhile, Charley's old friend and vampire hunter, Peter Vincent (played by Roddy McDowall), has fallen on hard times and is now hosting a late-night horror movie show that nobody watches. However, he is called upon by Charley when some strange occurrences start happening around town, including the discovery of a coffin containing the remains of a vampire.

Charley and Peter investigate, and they discover that there is a group of vampires led by a seductive vampire named Regine (played by Julie Carmen) who is seeking revenge against Charley for killing her brother in the first film. Regine and her minions begin to stalk Charley, his girlfriend, and Peter, and it's up to the trio to stop them before they can turn the entire town into vampires.

One of the standout elements of Fright Night Part 2 is its blend of horror and comedy. The film has a self-awareness that many horror movies lack, and it frequently pokes fun at horror movie tropes while still managing to be scary when it needs to be. The movie also has a number of quotable one-liners that have made it a cult classic.

Another standout element of the film is the performances. William Ragsdale is likable as the everyman hero Charley, and Roddy McDowall is delightful as the aging vampire hunter Peter Vincent. Julie Carmen is also a standout as the seductive and menacing Regine, and she steals every scene she's in.

The movie also has some impressive practical effects, particularly in the makeup and transformation scenes. The film's climax is particularly impressive, featuring a large-scale battle between the heroes and the vampires in a gothic castle.

While Fright Night Part 2 may not be as well-known as its predecessor, it's still a fun and entertaining horror-comedy that is definitely worth a watch. The movie balances humor and scares well, and it has a memorable cast, quotable dialogue, and impressive practical effects. Fans of the original film and of horror-comedies in general will find a lot to enjoy in Fright Night Part 2.

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    1 hr 43 min
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    5.9  (13,949)